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BY THEDA BARA.
Written Especially for The Day Book.
Since my vogue upon the screen
has been denounced in some sections
1 n I
LOVE BAH, WHAT IS LOVE WORTH WITHOUT
BRAINS?" ASKS THEDA BARA
by those who are not broadminded,
or farsighted enough to realize I am
benefiting humanity by appearing in
pictures in which righteousness tri
umphs and vice is annihilated, peo
ple have been coining appellations to
As soon as one appears in print my
managers receive a batch of letters
suggesting other and more terrible
Just the other day Mr. Fox for
warded me a letter written by a
woman in a small middle west town.
The lady did not say whether she
was married or single.
But her grievance was that I had
won the heart of the man she loves.
That he no longer thought her
That formerly his ideal type of
woman had been the blonde with
baby blue eyes and roseleaf skin.
That now he raved of daughters of
Spain, of Italy, of the sunny south, of
olive skin with a fine, transparent
quality and midnight eyes.
To make a long story short, my
accuser intimated that though her
sweetheart had appreciated the an
gelic woman all angels are sup
posed to be blondes he now doted
on the coloring of the daughters of
satan all of whom are tropically
She ended by calling me a love
There is just one kind of love I
cannot imagine myself coveting.
That is the love that must be ac
quired by foul means. I am afraid
my meaning is not quite clear. When
I say "foul means" I mean either love
that is gotten by trick tactics that
trap the victim against his will, or
love that is the rightful possession of
an innocent person and is taken
from her by underhand methods.
In love one must always be above
board. Although love has to do en
tirely with one's emotional nature.